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Old 11-16-2006, 06:10 AM   #1
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Brown patches on teeth - why?

Can anyone tell me what could be causing nasty brown stains to appear on my front teeth. I moved overseas in March and first noticed that my teeth were discolouring in the summer. In August they were so bad that I braved a local dentist and went to have my teeth cleaned (polished). By October they were horribly brown again so I had to get them cleaned again - this time by a dentist back in the UK.

Both dentists seemed to think that the staining was normal and caused by red wine, tea, coffee etc but I've now cut all of these out of my diet entirely and my teeth are going brown again. It's a nightmare.

Is it advisable to keep getting teeth cleaned every other month?

I live in a former Soviet republic and wonder if it might be caused by something in the water (or bottled water, which is all I drink) or something in the local food. Or a calcium deficiency? It's hard to get dairy products out here and all the milk is gross long-life stuff so I don't drink it.

Finally, I'm taking a folic acid supplement. Could that be causing it?

All suggestions welcome...

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Old 11-16-2006, 07:21 AM   #2
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Re: Brown patches on teeth - why?

ok have u had fillings in these teeth before?.....if so and u are using whitening toothpaste that is why.....whitening toothpate will turn old fillings orange or brown......the only cure is to have them replaced.....then when u use whitening paste just put some vaseline over the fillings....

Old 11-16-2006, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: Brown patches on teeth - why?

Thanks for that, but no - no fillings in those teeth.

Old 11-16-2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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Re: Brown patches on teeth - why?

Have you thought about getting those teeth bleached

Old 11-16-2006, 11:39 AM   #5
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Re: Brown patches on teeth - why?

Certain anitbacterial mouth washes or rinses can cause brown patches on your teeth or anything with peroxide. Maybe you should try brushing with a tartar control tooth paste if its available there.

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